How to format your references using the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Austin J (2014) A science career story. Science 344:934
A journal article with 2 authors
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Tewksbury JJ, Nabhan GP (2001) Seed dispersal. Directed deterrence by capsaicin in chilies. Nature 412:403–404
A journal article with 3 authors
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Anderson B, Cole WW, Barrett SCH (2005) Botany: specialized bird perch aids cross-pollination. Nature 435:41–42
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Rihel J, Prober DA, Arvanites A, et al (2010) Zebrafish behavioral profiling links drugs to biological targets and rest/wake regulation. Science 327:348–351

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Levander CF (2013) Where is American Literature? Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Bilko NM, Fehse B, Ostertag W, et al (2008) Stem Cells and their Potential for Clinical Application. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Sillesen H (2013) Vascular Hemodynamics. In: AbuRahma AF, Bandyk DF (eds) Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Therapy. Springer, London, pp 45–53

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

Blog post
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Andrews R (2016) Volcanoes Almost Certainly Didn’t Kill Off The Dinosaurs. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/volcanism-almost-certainly-didnt-acidify-oceans-and-kill-dinosaurs/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office (2008) Traffic Safety: Grants Generally Address Key Safety Issues, Despite State Eligibility and Management Difficulties. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Theodore JA (2014) A Framework for Comparative Analysis of Gene Expressions and Mutations Linked to Cancer. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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Kelly C (2017) Vape Shops Fear Effects Of New F.D.A. Rules. New York Times B5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Surfactants and Detergents
AbbreviationJ. Surfactants Deterg.
ISSN (print)1097-3958
ISSN (online)1558-9293
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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